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Remember Bright? The Netflix movie that looked absolutely awful, became something of a joke, and then went on to be a big hit for Netflix? Well, a sequel was announced before the first film even dropped on the streaming service, and it looks like it’s still happening. Stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are both back, but director David Ayer is sitting this one out. Instead, The Incredible Hulk and Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier is in talks to helm.

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David Ayer was on a Television Critics Association panel for the new Fox drama Deputy, which he executive produces and for which he has directed episodes. Deputy is in Ayer’s traditional wheelhouse of cop movies, with Stephen Dorff playing a deputy who becomes sheriff of Los Angeles after the sheriff suddenly dies. It airs Thursday nights on Fox.

Ayer’s last two movies, Suicide Squad and Bright, both spawned follow-ups. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn featuring Margot Robbie’s title character comes out next month and a Bright sequel is in development. James Gunn is directing the next Suicide Squad movie and we haven’t heard about Ayer’s proposed Gotham City Sirens Harley Quinn spinoff lately, so we asked him after the Deputy panel. 

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Netflix is still moving forward with their Bright sequel, and they’ve just hired a writer to pen the latest orc cop adventure. Evan Spiliotopoulos, who co-wrote Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, will write the script for director David Ayer.

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2018 is just getting Bright-er by the minute.

A sequel to the critically maligned, inexplicably popular Bright has officially been greenlit by Netflix, which will bring back director David Ayer and stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The one upside is that polarizing screenwriter Max Landis will not be returning for the Bright sequel.

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